Treating Uncontrolled Hypertension withWhen Standard Treatment Is Insufficient: Pilot Intervention.
J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Oct 10. Epub 2019 Oct 10. PMID: 31599646
To assess the use of(HS), known as karkade in Jordan, in cases of uncontrolled hypertension, either with or without medication, as validated by several clinical trials.A multicentric pilot clinical study.Outside a refugee camp in Jordan.Thirty-eight participants with blood pressure (BP) above 140/90 mmHg consumedtea.Consumption of karkade tea containing 10 g of HS/0.5 L daily. This dosage was increased to 15 g of HS/1 L and to 20 g of HS/1 L during the second and third weeks, respectively, if their BP was still high.The primary outcome measurement was blood measurement taken once a week. Secondary outcome measurements were satisfaction, possible side effects, and interactions with other medications.Of the 38 participants, 29 finished the program, 72% of whom were taking antihypertensive medication due to uncontrolled hypertension and 28% of whom were not.was generally well tolerated: 38% of participants reached the target BP at the end of the study and 65% saw their systolic BP decrease by at least 10 mmHg.(karkade) is generally well tolerated and seems to be helpful in treating uncontrolled hypertension, with or without medication.